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The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)

Bugs Bunny reflects on his past cartoon exploits.

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Chuck Jones, Phil Monroe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Marvin the Martian / Wile E. Coyote / Pepe le Pew / Dr. I.Q. High / Hassan (voice)
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (archive footage)
Paul Julian Paul Julian ... Road Runner (archive sound)
Nicolai Shutorev Nicolai Shutorev ... Giovanni Jones (singing voice) (archive footage)
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Storyline

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie is basically a collection of Warner Bros. short cartoon features, "starring" the likes of Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Wile.E.Coyote. These animations are interspersed by Bugs Bunny reminiscing on past events and providing links between the individual animations which are otherwise unconnected. The Road Runner feature at the end consists of sketches from various RR separates (well it does in the 78-minute version anyway). Written by John Gibson

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It's classic encounters of the funniest kind!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great American Chase See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bugs's house, which is cantilevered over a carrot-juice waterfall, is modeled on Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater" house in Bear Run, Pennsylvania. See more »

Goofs

During the space text-crawl, a space appeared in the word "ago" (i.e. a long [...] time a go). See more »

Quotes

Wile E. Coyote: [dazed] Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Mud.
[he passes out]
Bugs Bunny: And remember, "mud" spelled backwards is "dum".
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Crazy Credits

The "That's All Folks" card keeps appearing at the beginning and end. In the beginning, after they show the Warner Communications logo, they show the traditional "That's All Folks" card that is usually shown at the end. Bugs Bunny appears in front of it and sniffs and gets rid of the background and sniffs again then he pushes the words "That's" and "All Folks" separately and down comes the word "NOT" in red capital letters underlined. Then it reads, "That's NOT All Folks!" Then Bugs pulls the traditional opening Warner Bros. logo shown at the beginning. See more »

Alternate Versions

Later cut to 78 minutes for Cable TV and 48 minutes for network TV. See more »

Connections

Edited from Zipping Along (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Merrily We Roll Along
(uncredited)
Music by Murray Mencher
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User Reviews

Refreshing Repetition
8 January 2003 | by schuttegod3See all my reviews

Yes, the gags are somewhat repetitive: Wile E. Coyote plunges to the ground 15 times, is crushed with rocks 11 times and baits the roadrunner three times with "Free Bird Seed." In all, 10 Acme products appear in this movie, in which Bugs Bunny and other characters sport clever disguises no fewer than 12 times. There are five "wabbit season"/"duck season" face-offs. Daffy Duck gets shot 10 times.

But it never gets old. I have loved this movie since I was a little boy, and have viewed it, literally, hundreds of times. That's the genius of Chuck Jones (animator) and Mel Blanc (voices).

The many shorts featured in this compilation include Daffy's battle with an off-screen animator, Bugs fighting a bull and getting revenge on a grumpy opera singer, two intergalactic run-ins with Marvin the Martian, "What's Opera, Doc?" (which is, as Bugs describes it, "the entire 18 hours of Richard Wagner's 'Ring of Nibaloone--Nibalane--Nibalu--Nibalung' ... squashed ... down to seven minutes") and a 20-minute segment of classic roadrunner gags.


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